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Rectangles <math>R_1</math> and <math>R_2,</math> and squares <math>S_1,\,S_2,\,</math> and <math>S_3,</math> shown below, combine to form a rectangle that is 3322 units wide and 2020 units high. What is the side length of <math>S_2</math> in units? | Rectangles <math>R_1</math> and <math>R_2,</math> and squares <math>S_1,\,S_2,\,</math> and <math>S_3,</math> shown below, combine to form a rectangle that is 3322 units wide and 2020 units high. What is the side length of <math>S_2</math> in units? | ||
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==Solution 2== | ==Solution 2== | ||
− | Assuming that the problem is well-posed, it should be true in the particular case where <math>S_1 \cong S_3</math> and <math>R_1 \cong R_2</math>. Let the sum of the side lengths of <math>S_1</math> and <math>S_2</math> be <math>x</math>, and let the length of rectangle <math>R_2</math> be <math>y</math>. We then have the system <cmath>x+y =3322 | + | Assuming that the problem is well-posed, it should be true in the particular case where <math>S_1 \cong S_3</math> and <math>R_1 \cong R_2</math>. Let the sum of the side lengths of <math>S_1</math> and <math>S_2</math> be <math>x</math>, and let the length of rectangle <math>R_2</math> be <math>y</math>. We then have the system <cmath>\begin{dcases}x+y =3322 \\x-y=2020\end{dcases}</cmath> which we solve to determine <math>y=\boxed{\textbf{(A) }651}</math>. |
==Solution 3 (fast)== | ==Solution 3 (fast)== | ||
− | Since each pair of | + | Since, for each pair of rectangles, the side lengths have a sum of <math>3322</math> or <math>2020</math> and a difference of <math>S_2</math>, the answer must be <math>\dfrac{3322 - 2020}{2} = \dfrac{1302}{2} = \boxed{\textbf{(A) }651}</math>. |
==Video Solutions== | ==Video Solutions== |
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Problem
Rectangles and and squares and shown below, combine to form a rectangle that is 3322 units wide and 2020 units high. What is the side length of in units?
Solution 1
Let the side length of each square be . Then, from the diagram, we can line up the top horizontal lengths of , , and to cover the top side of the large rectangle, so . Similarly, the short side of will be , and lining this up with the left side of to cover the vertical side of the large rectangle gives . We subtract the second equation from the first to obtain , and thus .
Solution 2
Assuming that the problem is well-posed, it should be true in the particular case where and . Let the sum of the side lengths of and be , and let the length of rectangle be . We then have the system which we solve to determine .
Solution 3 (fast)
Since, for each pair of rectangles, the side lengths have a sum of or and a difference of , the answer must be .
Video Solutions
https://youtu.be/KN441ecLfKM https://youtu.be/LebVAuPkpcg
See also
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